Our students need your expertise, passion, and leadership. Are you ready to join something bigger?
We are looking for highly motivated, skilled, and equity-minded Special Education teachers to join our team at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) for the 2024-25 school year. We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of our students, parents, and the greater DC community.
DCPS serves approximately 51,000 students in the nation's capital through the efforts of approximately 4,200 educators in 116 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satis?ed, and most honored educator force in the nation and a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.
Every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence and thrive in life.
Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.
Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we can eliminate gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.
Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.
Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready.
The Teacher (10-month) will report to the Principal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Sets and reinforces clear expectations and routines that are aligned with the school’s overall vision.
Develops and implements curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
Thoughtfully plans daily lessons and implements specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary.
Demonstrates strong content knowledge.
Designs and implements assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnoses areas of student misunderstanding.
Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and informs instructional practices.
Is accountable for students’ academic growth and increase each individual student’s achievement.
Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
Refects on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seeks to improve performance, and responds to feedback.
Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication.
Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
Our public school students need your expertise, passion and leadership.
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming the DC school system and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the preeminent urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation. In order to accomplish this goal, DCPS seeks to have a distinctive central office staff whose work supports and drives instructional excellence and significant achievement gains for DCPS students.